Patience pays off at Thoroughbred auctions. Late in sales, as the attendance starts to thin out, top prospects can occasionally be had for bargain prices, and that’s exactly what happened in the closing stages of the Fasig-Tipton California Yearling Sale to allow us to snatch up arguably our best value play of the entire season—Hip 270, an athletic-looking California-bred Violence filly from a dynamite female family.
This lovely filly is by an outstanding Kentucky stallion with 42 stakes winners that include champion Forte and multiple Grade I-winning millionaire Dr. Schivel, out of a dam by superstar Candy Ride who’s two-for-two with her foals getting to the winner’s circle thus far.
That combination alone makes this filly a great value, but what points her out as a slam dunk bargain is her second dam, Carson Jen. Stakes placed four times on the racetrack, the daughter of excellent broodmare sire Carson City produced a perfect nine winners from nine foals. That total includes five stakes horses and four stakes winners, one better than the last, and all precocious. Her daughter A Z Warrior won the Grade I Frizette Stakes as a 2-year-old before selling for $1.25 million as a broodmare and producing a trio of stakes horses herself, while her Jojo Warrior won multiple graded stakes as a 3-year-old and her E Z Warrior captured a graded stakes at two.
Pedigree like this is a rare find, particularly at a state-bred sale, and especially at this price. From a physical perspective, Hip 270 is a rangy filly with a powerful hind end and one of the best walkers we saw at the sale. She also comes from the same trusted consignment that sold West Point stakes winners Cali Dude and Unbridled Mary, so we know she was raised right.
Syndication price includes all veterinary, training, acquisition, and legal costs until January 1, 2025.